Rufus Wilmot Griswold Death Cause and Date

Rufus Wilmot's Death

Born (Birthday) Feb 13, 1815

Death Date August 27, 1857

Age of Death 42 years

Cause of Death Tuberculosis

Profession Poet

The poet Rufus Wilmot died at the age of 42. Here is all you want to know, and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

An American author, anthologist, and critic, he is most famous for his 1842 anthology, The Poets and Poetry of America. His other anthologies include Curiosities of American Literature and Female Poets of America.

He was married three times– to Caroline Searles, Charlotte Myers, and Harriet McCrillis– and may have also had a homosexual relationship with journalist and musician George C. Foster.